In the spirit of the new year, I've seen many of my fellow bloggers spiffing up their sites and trying new things, so I've decided I needed to get on the bandwagon. Even though books are my main passion, I've got alot of other things going on in my life. So I'm going to mix it up a bit!
I recently discovered a fun and creative blog called The Bumbles. They created the Monday Movie Meme, which I have found to be quite entertaining, as well as a discussion starter in my house. This week's topic is all about remakes...I bet you we can all come up with a long list of really bad ones. Like why even bother? How did they get funding for this crap? But once in awhile, you find a remake that is actually as good or better than the original. Here are mine:
- Cape Fear (orig. 1962) - not to copy from you Molly and Andy, but DeNiro gave the performance of his life in this one (his physique alone was amazing). It gave me nightmares for days to come.
- Titanic (orig. 1943) - I remember watching the original as a kid, but Cameron's opus can't be beat.
- The Grudge (orig. 2003) - another one that gave me nightmares.
- The Fly (orig. 1958) - this one won't win any Oscars, but was entertaining.
What are your favorite remakes?